SCCR36 A look at 2 big issues: Deferred transmission and Term of Protection of Broadcasts

First: Deferred transmission. What is a deferred transmission? Here are the definitions in Daren Tang’s (the Chair of the SCCR) text of the treaty. Available here: (f) “near simultaneous transmission” means a transmission for the reception by the public… Continue Reading

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty – Paving the way for a right for on-demand streaming services?

In April 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published a new version (SCCR/38/10) of the WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations. Currently, the proposed treaty anticipates the scope of application to include new beneficiaries such as on-demand… Continue Reading


November 26 to November 30, 2018 WIPO’s Page on the Meeting US delegation circulates a new paper on the WIPO Broadcast treaty At WIPO SCCR 37, a November 27, 2018 side event: Civil Society Views on the proposed WIPO Treaty… Continue Reading